We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Balcony Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Cafe, , International
Upstairs 287 Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4771 2255
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (19 reviews)
Closed Now
Cafe, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Upstairs 287 Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
All Details
Write a Review
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (202)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 196 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got taken to The Balcony for breakfast by a Townsville local who proclaims this as the best breakfast spot in Townsville and what an awesome find! I had avocado & poached egg on gluten free toast with in house smoked salmon and she had chilli...More

Thank Yvette P
Reviewed 31 January 2018

I have experienced two delicious high teas at the balcony. Really impressed with the food and the service. A well balanced choice bertween savoury and sweet and all yummy. Throughly recomment.

Thank DES5454
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

First time we have been to The Balcony in a while. Had a lovely brunch with a party of 6. Kids enjoyed their waffles. My Beans Benedict was lovely best poached I have had in ages. The High Tea at an adjoining table looked delicious...More

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 10 January 2018

The staff here were really friendly and the service was second to none. The food was all cooked beautifully. You should not miss out if visiting Townsville. We ate out most of the time but this was simply the best breakfast.

Thank Jen2812
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Have eaten here on many times over the years & it never dissappoints with excellent food & service each time. A very popular place.

Thank aaronsI7628IT
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Amazing, every request we had was spot on. It was so busy on New Year’s Eve the staff were amazing they called us when a table became fun, they were so friendly and the drinks and meals were quick considering how busy they were. The...More

Thank Tegan M
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Best breakfast in townsville! Visiting from Brisbane and had the eggs Benedict. Great food and excellent service!

Thank Holidaymaker587
Reviewed 13 November 2017

What a gem!! Its a great place to have a all-day breakfasts and long lunch. Good food which is fresh and tasty. Good value for money, a must do if you are in the area.. The serving staff are awesome and you can tell its...More

Thank holidaytime2222
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Have visited several times and food and service is always good. They offer air-conditioned restaurant and outside balcony eating. Very busy on Sunday when markets are on as breakfasts are very popular but service may be slow. Not recommended for elderly or infirm as entry...More

Thank Ravip
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Had great meals here previously but this time not great. The creamed spinach (which I usually love) with the Eggs Bene was not very nice and partners steak sandwich was ok but lacking the 'yum' factor!!! Somehow just not up to their usual standard.

Thank Shirley S
Nearby HotelsSee all 41 hotels in Townsville
Hotel Grand Chancellor Townsville
539 reviews
.11 km away
Oaks Gateway Suites
463 reviews
.21 km away
Grand Hotel and Apartments Townsville
476 reviews
.27 km away
Townsville Central Hotel
503 reviews
.31 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Coffee Dominion
169 reviews
.16 km away
A Touch of Salt
569 reviews
.19 km away
Chico Rio Brazilian Restaurant
303 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Museum of Tropical Queensland
302 reviews
.49 km away
Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium
928 reviews
.59 km away
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
101 reviews
.08 km away
Maritime Museum of Townsville
58 reviews
.61 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
charles h
21 January 2018|
Response from aaronsI7628IT | Reviewed this property |
Hi Charles, I don't believe there is wheelchair access as it up a set of stairs. Probably best to check with the staff there.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 23
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Upstairs 287 Flinders St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4771 2255
  • E-mail
OPEN 7 days, The Balcony Restaurant is located upstairs at number 287 Flinders Street Townsville City. The heritage building has been the home of the Balcony Restaurant for over 25 years. The timber staircase takes you on and upwards to the quirky space above that ensures a unique and memorable experience unmatched in Townsville. Nestled high above, the Balcony Restaurant permeates a relaxed and pleasant ambiance where you can escape the hustle and bustle of below. Escape to the bliss of the Balcony's charm where you can enjoy the delicious food, the great coffee, an icy cold beverage, good music and let our happy staff take care of you. Open 7 days Monday & Tuesday 9am till 2pm. Wednesday to Sunday 7.30am till 2pm
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing